Paintings of the nude, the real story!
Paintings of the nude
There you go! I made you look. But wait a minute, I just heard a story about a gallery that is doing a special showing of all the nude paintings in their vault. Why? Because singularly the nudes are uncomfortable for many people to look at. So the gallery decides to do a nudes only showing, and it's a smash success with hundreds showing up to see the show.
The real story here, in my view, is not the show but the non show. The fa to that the nudes otherwise sit in the vault perpetually. Never being seen. In fact, the simple problem here is that many paintings sit in major gallery vaults all over the world unseen. Unseen!
Artists all over the world aspire to be collected by major galleries and museums because of the notoriety one gets from being part of such major collections, but the question I have to ask is: would I be happy knowing my paintings were sitting in a cold dark basement vault hidden away and never being seen by the public, but for the occasional two month show?
That seems very sad to me. Very sad.
I don't paint nudes, but what I do paint I wish to be seen every day by as many as possible.
Gas me Up!
So we all know we've been paying for Gas through the nose. Prices in Ontario reached as high as $1.39 per litre this past year. Then, like gently letting off the pressure valve we saw the price on the world market begin to sink like a rock. It seemed too good to be true, first $1.20, then $1.10, then who would believe it going below a dollar? so it went, right down to .68 cents a litre! Oh boy! Oh bliss!
Then the dream started to dissipate. squeaking back up at a rate of .05 cents a week. Now we're around $1.05. The gas companies blame a strike in New Jersey but wait! World prices continue to fall. Have all along. Today the outlook is for oil to hit $40.00 per barrel in the next few weeks. Will we see the price at the pump follow? Here's my prediction:
Price at the pumps will drop for a while. World price will level off at around $40.00 a barrel. Then prices at the pump will begin to climb again, not in lock step with the world price.
I know we're all thinking it, so I'll just say it: We're all getting robbed blind. No guns to our head, no masks, just outright blatant theft.
My opinion matters nothing on the world stage, but I just had to vent.
The Artists Journey
This is my blog page and it is where I get to be the opinionated man that I really am. The views are my own.
I invite your replies and comments, on my virtual welcome mat.
This sketch above became this finished painting below
The Pine Tree Painter.
How did I become known as the Pine Tree Painter? You could say I paint a lot of Pine Trees, that would be true. I paint a lot of other things too, but Pine Trees, Spruce Trees, Birch and others seem to be a continuous string in what i do. I just like the way they stand there like a custodian of the land. or a greeter to nature. So, I continue down the path with the Pine Tree Painter name on my head, It's ok.